Manchester based law firm Pannone has become the title sponsor to the Salford Nocturne Elite Criterium cycle race taking place in Salford Quays this Saturday (30th August). The Pannone Elite Criterium will feature Olympic Team Pursuit Champions Geraint Thomas and Ed Clancy and Olympic bronze medallist Chris Newton and will be the highlight of the race programme.
Pannone LLP has a dedicated Cycling Claims Team and the sponsorship reinforces their backing of cycling. Senior Partner Joy Kingsley commented, "We are delighted to be involved in sponsorship of the Salford Nocturne at a time when UK cycling is in the ascendancy thanks to the tremendous efforts of our cyclists in Beijing."
As part of the event, Pannone will also field a team in the corporate challenge. The race will be a four man relay over the challenging Salford Nocturne course with all proceeds going to the event charity partner the Geoff Thomas Foundation. The Foundation will have a celebrity team led by ex-England footballer Geoff Thomas. Other corporate teams entered include Molnlycke Health Care, based in Irlam, Added Value Solutions, Key Sports Management and a team from Salford City Council.
The event will be begin at 6pm and is free to attend. The Pannone Elite Criterium will start at 8.15pm. Full details can be found at www.salfordnocturne.com.